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Terence Ronson

Hospitality Professional, Technology Consultant, Public Speaker and Inventor

Terence Ronson

Terence Ronson is the Managing Director of Pertlink Limited. Now residing in Manila after almost two decades in Hong Kong, Terence launched his diversified hospitality career as a chef, later holding various general management positions with well-known hotels in the UK and Asia. In the mid-80s he developed his penchant for technology, and in 2000 started Pertlink Ltd., (Hong Kong) a hospitality technology consultancy, becoming as well the Technology Editor for HOTELS Asia Pacific and authoring since then numerous industry-related articles. In 2001, CNN's eBizasia program featured him for his innovative work at Rosedale on the Park Hong Kong, the first cyber boutique Hotel. It was at that point he originated the first hotel app – HOTELINMYHAND. Terence also helped Langham Place Hong Kong win many accolades for its technology deployment as well as various other well-known hotels across Southeast Asia. In China, Terence was heavily involved in establishing and delivering the IT strategy for Jumeirah Himalayas (Shanghai), Puli (Shanghai), Sofitel Wanda (Beijing), and Guoman (Shanghai). He also participated in the development of the technology vision for Disney Shanghai and Tangula Luxury Train. Terence often chairs and speaks at global industry events and sits on various advisory boards, in addition to holding a Visiting Lecturer position at Hong Kong Polytechnic. He is a CHTP (Certified Hospitality Technology Professional) and runs an active hotel technology blog.

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The COVID Conundrum …We just don’t know…

If there's one thing we have learned about COVID-19, it's that we just don't know. Political posturing aside, we really don't know where it came from, we know very little about how it's transmitted, we really don't know how to cure it, and most importantly, we don't know how to stop it both now, and even worse, possibly, well into the future.

My biggest frustration with hotel-tech when booking or staying at a hotel!

I have two big frustrations: 1) In the Booking Phase: dealing with mobile-last Hotel websites that take forever to download on mobile devices. Wake up, hoteliers, visitors to your websites quit if your website pages and booking screens are not downloading within 2.

My biggest frustration with hotel-tech when booking or staying at a hotel!

I have two big frustrations: 1) In the Booking Phase: dealing with mobile-last Hotel websites that take forever to download on mobile devices. Wake up, hoteliers, visitors to your websites quit if your website pages and booking screens are not downloading within 2.

My biggest frustration with Tech in hotels - Thoughts from Terence Ronson, Pertlink

My biggest frustration with Tech in hotels - Thoughts from Terence Ronson, PertlinkParticipate in the HospitalityNet Technology Sentiment Survey!https://www.hospitalitynet.org/sentimentsurvey https://www.

The Death of Yesterday’s PMS: Embracing the New Normal

Does anyone remember the NCR 4200. Used as the front desk and night audit posting machine? That dinosaur was replaced by what we thoughtlessly named the “PMS” (which would have been better named 'PMIS” for “information system.

Is Hotel Technology Lagging Behind other industries?

The hospitality industry is definitely lagging behind other industries when it comes to technology. The check-in and check-out process for example has not fundamentally changed since, well .
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